TCL’s 2023 TV Lineup Delivers Feature-Packed Entertainment on a Budget
Hold onto your popcorn people, because TCL just dropped a bombshell of TV goodness. The Chinese manufacturer recently debuted its 2023 lineup of TVs that are jam-packed with top-of-the-line features without breaking the bank. This year, the brand’s lineup of TVs is divided into two segments, namely, the budget-friendly S Class and the flagship Q Class. Within each class, there are three models on offer at varying price points. As per TCL, the S Class signifies “Simply Smart” while the Q Class boasts a QLED Quantum Dot Color and “industry-leading features.”
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TCL S Class Smart TV Range
TCL’s S Class is ready to redefine the entry-level budget segment with its metal bezel-less design that looks both premium and chic. There are three TVs to choose from, namely, the S2, S3 and S4. Every S Class TV takes advantage of an LED panel, with the S2 being the most basic of them all, packing in a 32-inch screen with 720p HD resolution, decent connectivity, and a Game Mode as well. The S2 runs on Roku software, while the S3 and S4 come in both Roku and Google TV OS. Moving on up, the S3 – available in 32-inch, 40-inch, and 43-inch screen sizes – is capable of outputting content at 1080p. There’s even HDR support, Bluetooth audio and a voice-enabled remote to sweeten the deal.
The S4 –available from 32 inches to 85 inches – is where things start getting really interesting. With a 4K display that promises stunning visuals, MEMC motion smoothing to keep things buttery smooth, and the superb combo of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the S4 is the ultimate everyday entertainment companion among the three. The company also has added DTS Virtual:X support “to improve the sound of your built-in speakers.” For those who love to game on their TVs, there’s even Auto Game Mode (ALLM) which will configure the TV to “perform best while gaming.”
TCL Q Class Smart TV Range
TCL’s flagship Q Class is where you will get all the advanced display technologies including QLED (quantum dot) and mini-LED. TCL Q Class ditches the Roku smart TV software in favour of Google TV and starts with the Q6, which carries everything from the S4 but brings “Game Accelerator 120” to the table, enabling you to bump your refresh rate all the way to 120 fps. Thanks to the Q6’s VRR capabilities (that seamlessly sync your TV’s refresh rate with your console’s frame rate), you can expect no screen tearing when playing games. The Q6 line ranges from 55 inches to 85 inches.
The Q7 comes with a High Brightness Pro display, Full Array Pro local dimming and native 120Hz display. The TV features TCL’s AiPQ Gen 3 engine that’s designed to “deliver the best performance in motion handling, fast action handling, and local dimming control.” You also get “Game Accelerator 240,” which allows you to play games at either a max 4K @ 120 fps or a max 1440p @ 240 fps. These TVs support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, and Dolby Vision IQ and come bundled with a backlit remote. TCL’s Q7 line starts at 55 inches with sizes going up to 85 inches.
The QM8 is the most expensive and feature loaded amongst the lot and takes a leap forward by ditching the QLED screen in favor of the advanced mini-LED, boasting smaller backlights and impeccable contrast. Screen sizes start from 65 inches and go all the way to 98 inches. With over 2,300 dimming zones and a peak brightness reaching an incredible 2,000 nits, the QM8 will deliver the best-in-class visual quality that’s immersive and stunning. You also get the latest in connectivity with Wifi 6 as well as a built-in subwoofer for immersive audio. Plus, the height-adjustable stand ensures perfect positioning for your soundbar.
Below is the pricing list for TCL’s 2023 TV lineup:
- The S3 starts at USD $199.99 (AUD $300) for the 32-inch and goes up to USD $249.99 (AUD $375) for the 43-inch.
- The S4 series, starts at USD $279.99 (AUD $420) for the 55-inch base model, while the top-end 85-inch variant costs USD $1,399.99 (AUD $2103).
- The Q6, starts at USD $499.99 (AUD $751) for the 55-inch model, or opt for the 85-inch version priced at USD $1,599.99 (AUD $2404).
- The Q7 line begins at USD $749.99 (AUD $1127) for the 55-inch and extends up to USD $2,199.99 (AUD $3306) for the 85-inch model.
- The QM8 offers a 65-inch model for USD $1,699.99 (AUD $2554), with the highly anticipated 98-inch model set to release later this year, priced at a whopping USD $9,999.99 (AUD $15028).